We're glad to have your support and encouragement, but the reality of Virginia's current political system is that it takes financial support to run a successful campaign.
I've outlined our motivations behind #startup2019 and why we see it necessary to secure our funding before the start of the cycle. Basically, we'd rather focus our time on outreach, and meeting voters on their front porches, instead of relying on big money donors from outside the district.
By now, I'm sure that you've heard that the 91st, along with over a dozen other delegate districts, will be redrawn before the end of the year. This means we have a very strong chance to gain majorities in both houses of the General Assembly. And with Gov. Northam on our side, Democrats will likely be able to pass much of the legislation that progressives have been pushing for years: the Equal Rights Amendment, an increase in the minimum wage, marijuana decriminalization. And maybe we'll even release our government from the control of Dominion Power and other corporate lobbyists, pass a clean energy program, and repeal so-called 'right to work' laws.
What a great opportunity. Help us #startup2019 with a fully-funded campaign to win VA-91, win the General Assembly, and make the change Virginians so desperately deserve.We are 60.6 percent of the way to our goal.